As a rapidly rising country music star with a successful debut album, Will is accustomed to living his life in the public eye. But there’s one major secret that he’s unwilling to publicize: he’s gay. His unwillingness to reveal the truth about his sexual preference has caused Will a lot of heartache, including almost ruining his friendship with Gunnar when he tried to kiss him, and getting beat up by strangers for making a pass at them. Nevertheless, Will fiercely guards his secret and goes as far as marrying Layla Grant to keep rumors at bay.
Chris Carmack studied at NYU’s esteemed Tisch Adler Conservatory for two years before heading out to Los Angeles, where he helped launch the theatrical production of “Elephant.” His work in the play attracted the attention of the producers from the hit drama “The O.C.,” who cast him as Luke Ward in the series in 2003.
After completing his work on “The O.C.,” Carmack returned to the stage in NY at the Roundabout Theater Company, where he took on the role of Sloan in “Entertaining Mr. Sloan,” alongside Alec Baldwin and Jan Maxwell. Most recently Carmack was in London playing John Buchanan in Tennessee Williams’ “Summer and Smoke.”
Carmack plays the guitar and saxophone. He can be followed on Twitter @RealCarmack.